04/15/1999 AT 12:00 AM EDT
The tables were turned on Jerry Springer when he was reduced to tears Monday during an interview on a British talk show. Springer, who is accustomed to seeing his talk-show guests pushed to their emotional limits, dabbed away tears after watching video footage of his boyhood home in London during an interview on "This Morning." "Wow, they've taken great care of it," Springer said after the hosts surprised him with the footage. A video crew visited the modest flat where Springer lived until age 5, when his family moved to the U.S. Springer is in Britain as part of a promotional tour for "The Jerry Springer Show." He is scheduled to speak at Oxford University on Tuesday.